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Public Health investigates COVID-19 outbreak associated with Salish Lodge & Spa in Snoqualmie

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Public Health – Seattle & King County is investigating an outbreak of COVID-19 associated with the Salish Lodge & Spa in Snoqualmie. Public Health is recommending anyone who visited the Salish Lodge & Spa overnight or as a guest during the day get tested for COVID-19 and monitor for symptoms of COVID-19. Salish Lodge & Spa is working with public health to implement recommendations.

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This news release is also available in Spanish.

Public Health — Seattle & King County is investigating an outbreak of COVID-19 cases associated with the Salish Lodge & Spa in Snoqualmie. At least 25 cases are connected to this outbreak including 23 staff and two guests.

Anyone who visited the Salish Lodge & Spa as an overnight guest or anyone who visited the Lodge, restaurant, spa or giftshop as a day visitor:

  • From Sept. 16, 2020 through Sept. 30, 2020 should get tested for COVID-19, monitor for symptoms of COVID-19 and avoid close contact with others. Public Health recommends that anyone who visited the lodge during this time should quarantine and stay away from others for 14 days.

  • From September 5, 2020 through September 15, 2020, and did not develop symptoms of COVID-19, you do not need to be tested for COVID-19 or quarantine for 14 days unless recommended or required by your healthcare provider or Public Health.

For those seeking testing and currently without symptoms, the ideal testing window is at least five to seven days after visiting the Lodge & Spa. If you develop COVID-19-like symptoms, get tested right away. More information about testing, including a list of free test sites, is available on King County's COVID-19 testing webpage.

Salish Lodge & Spa is fully cooperating with Public Health to implement recommendations and is facilitating testing for staff to reduce the risk of further transmission. Out of abundance of caution, Salish Lodge & Spa is also temporarily suspending operations and will be working with Public Health – Seattle & King County to determine when it is safe to restart operations.

Public Health is asking media and the community to share this information to help alert guests about the potential exposure to COVID-19, particularly guests who may have visited the Salish Lodge & Spa for a shorter or day-visit. The Lodge & Spa does not maintain contact information for visitors unless they stay overnight at the Lodge & Spa.

At Salish, it is always our mission to take care of our team members and guests in every way we can. We have done everything possible to protect our guests and team members since the beginning of the pandemic, including elevating our health, hygiene, safety and sanitation protocols and following health agency guidance. We have further intensified these efforts by proactively partnering with Public Health – Seattle & King County to provide widespread and expedited testing for our team members, as well as engaging a third-party for full-property sanitization on top of our already elevated standards," said Alan Stephens, General Manager of Salish Lodge & Spa.

About COVID-19

COVID-19 symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. COVID-19 is thought to spread mainly through close contact (within about 6 feet) from person-to-person. Some people without symptoms may be able to spread the virus. COVID-19 may also be spread by a person touching a surface or object that has the virus on it, then touching their own mouth, nose, or eyes.